Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Published 2 months ago on January 11, 2019 By Mike Vukovcan 41shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailMike Tomlin started the process of adding new blood to his 2019 coaching staff on Friday with the hiring of a local product that played at Pitt. The Steelers announced today the hiring of veteran NFL assistant coach Teryl Austin as senior defensive assistant/secondary. Austin is a native of Sharon, Pa., and a former four-year letterman and three-year starter at Pitt. Last season, Austin was defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals before being fired mid-season by Marvin Lewis. In total, Austin has 15 years of NFL coaching experience, including stops as defensive coordinator with Detroit (2014-17) and secondary coach with Baltimore Ravens (2011-13), Arizona Cardinals (2007-09) and the Seattle Seahawks (2003-06). Prior to coaching in the NFL, Austin was part of college programs at Penn State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Michigan and Florida. Nothing official from the Steelers concerning Austin’s exact responsibilities but considering his vast experience and the teams struggles, on paper it looks like a good hire by Tomlin. 41shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:featuredKeith ButlerMike TomlinPittsburgh SteelersTeryl Austin Up Next Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Don't Miss Steelers Sign Former Pine-Richland, YSU Tight End Kevin Rader Mike Vukovcan Continue Reading You may like Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Steelers Should Use Added Draft Picks to Move Up Steven Nelson is an Upgrade, the Question is How Big? Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers News & Transactions16 hours ago Steelers sign LB Mark Barron Steelers2 days ago What Steven Nelson Brings to Steelers Secondary NFL Draft2 days ago Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day Steelers3 days ago Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers4 days ago Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Steelers4 days ago Steelers Sign WR Donte Moncrief NFL Draft2 days ago Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day NFL5 days ago Steelers Should Use Added Draft Picks to Move Up Steelers6 days ago Steelers Sign CB Steve Nelson Steelers3 days ago Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers Talk4 days ago Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Won Drama with Steelers Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Need to Take Best Offer for AB NFL Draft2 weeks ago WVU QB Will Grier NFL Combine 3/1/19 NFL Draft2 weeks ago WVU WR David Sills NFL Combine 3/1/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!